Saturday, October 27, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I biked up to the National Mall yesterday to check out the Solar Decathlon
This is an event where teams from various universities design and construct a solar powered home. The home must then be transported to D.C., and resconstructed on the Mall. Each entry is graded on all sorts of engineering and architectural criteria, as well as how well it performs as a regular home (it must be able to run a dishwasher for x hours, a television for x hours, charge up an electric car, etc). When not being inspected by judges the houses can be toured by the public. There were huge crowds so I did not go into any houses, but I hope to return during the week…
One of my favorites was the UC Boulder entry which incorporates a recycled shipping container.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
All the while was thinking of whether or not the BitmapData class to pull images from the library was any different (performance-wise) than using attachMovie(). Using bitmapData i wouldn't have to manually convert each image to a movieClip, just set the linkage name and call it:
// Create imageBmp and attach the bitmap from the library.
var imageBmp:BitmapData = BitmapData.loadBitmap("someLibraryImage");
// create movie clip and attach imageBmp
If anyone has any answes, i'm all ears.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
killy playing with the wii
Originally uploaded by ultrakickgirl
just saying hi
i am throwing this out there for comments - want to see how everyone is doing and all that jazz - nobody's been commenting lately - what's up with that - my excuse - i have been lazy - what's yours?
just say hi
Saturday, October 06, 2007
"The Rule of One Hotter -
Kids are one hotter then grownups, so if a grownup is hot, a kid is very hot, but if a grown up is very, very cold a kid is only very cold."
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Things at the Chavez household are characteristically hectic and probably a little over dramatic. Our continued search for just the right meds for Adolfo and I continues; Carol is still searching for herself; and in about half an hour I am going to an interview for a position that may stave off my little family's certain economic collapse. Wish us luck.